NOAA Forecasts a 2017 Above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

Gerry Bell of NOAA gives an update on the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook (typically lasting from June 1 to November 30), and how to prepare for the hurricane season.

More info from NOAA available at:
Preparation http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html
Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane
Active storm map http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Ex-Cyclone Debbie’s Flooding Footage Towns underwater (30 + 31 March 2017)

National Warnings Summary http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings Residents of low-lying parts of Logan and the Gold Coast have been told to move to higher ground as a “wall of water” heads towards the region. The Gold Coast council has told residents near the northern suburbs of Stapylton and Jacobs Well to evacuate, and warned those who remain behind…

Cyclone Debbie Footage Compilation (March 28, 2017)

Cyclone Debbie’s impact on the Queensland coast, after making landfall. The full extent of impacts will become more visible in the days ahead. The system continues to slowly move inland after unleashing its full force on Queensland’s north coast. References Cyclone Debbie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Debbie Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Debbie Pounding Queensland, Australia https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/category-3-tropical-cyclone-debbie-pounding-queensland-australia Climate Council warns…

Cyclone Debbie Largest Storm to hit Queensland since 2011

March 27, 2017: Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned. Related news Sat images via http://www.goes.noaa.gov/f_himawari-8.html Evacuations ordered as Australia braces for cyclone http://www.abc17news.com/weather/queensland-braces-for-nasty-cyclone-debbie/418278207 Cyclone Debbie reaches category four, thousands in low-lying Mackay areas told…

A world with this much CO²: lessons from 4 million years ago

With Dr Chris Brierley, UCL Geography In Spring last year, carbon dioxide concentrations passed 400 parts per million in the atmosphere — a level not seen since the Pliocene era (3-5 million years ago), and perhaps not even then. We know that the Pliocene was a warm world without glacial cycles, and that the climate…

Jason Box explains the unprecedented Winter 2014 (Northern Hemisphere)

ClimateCrocks: Dr. Jason Box, Chief Scientist of the Dark Snow Project, and a researcher formerly of the Byrd Polar Center at Ohio State, now with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland – has spent the last week in Svalbard, a group of Islands high in the arctic, controlled by Norway. I asked him to chat by…

UK: Wettest Winter In 250 Years (Infographic)

What begun during December last year accumulated to Britain’s wettest January since at least 1776, and the bad weather is showing no sign of abating through February. BBC: UK Winter wettest on record – Met Office http://t.co/Je0VHvwL9D #ukfloods #climate — ClimateNow (@ClimateNow) February 20, 2014 Thousands of evacuated homes with more at risk, especially from…

UK Hammered by Climate Fueled Storms

Peter Sinclair (ClimateCrocks) published a new video, covering the recent unprecedented flooding and storm onslaught in Britain. UK suffers wettest winter on record | Environment | http://t.co/vSayllw9Wk http://t.co/drjhGpOawL #UK #climate #flood — John Lundin (@johnlundin) February 21, 2014 Peter Sinclair: I first interviewed Dr. Alun Hubbard on the edge of the Watson River in Kangerlussuaq,…

UK Minister: Climate Change a National Security Crisis

SkyNews: Miliband Issues Climate Change Warning The Labour leader says climate change is to blame for the floods and warns the UK is heading for a “national security crisis” In an interview with the Observer newspaper, Mr Miliband argued: “Storms and severe weather conditions that we have might have expected to occur once in 100 years,…

The UK Response to Climate Change (UK Storms, Floods, Extreme Weather) Feb, 2014

The recent exceptional onslaught of extreme weather in the past months in the UK raise question regarding the response and how to deal with climate change. Lord Stern: Flooding across the UK are a clear sign that we are already experiencing the impacts of climate change http://t.co/tyV0qln7TU — Svein T veitdal (@tveitdal) February 14, 2014…

If There’s Global Warming … Why Is It So Cold?

It’s that time of year, the perennial “It’s snowing so it can’t be warming” season – or, as scientists call it, “winter”. Depends on where you’re standing, actually — I stood on a frozen lake with Dr. Jeff Masters to discuss the current planetary changes, but at the same time, in Alaska, historic warm temperatures…

NASA’s AIRS Sees Polar Vortex Behind U.S. Big Chill


Published January 2014: The chilling weather phenomenon that hit much of the U.S. in January is explained by scientist Eric Fetzer using data from NASA’s AIRS instrument.

Climate Matters: Weather Systems Stalling


“It seems like the weather, increasingly, is getting stuck.” Meteorologist Paul Douglas explains this weather pattern that seems to be stuck in a rut. Swells, drought and a polar vortex! Learn how it is impacting everywhere from Hawaii/Alaska all the way to Europe. The Winter Olympics may feel more like the Summer Olympics!

Yale: Climate, Jetstream and Polar Vortex


Blanket 24/7 media coverage of the short but frigid ‘Polar Vortex’ temperatures — climate change? global warming? — provides a cornucopia of material for this month’s ‘This is Not Cool’ video.